Happy Mother's Day to all those who celebrate it. Even fur moms deserve a little something on this holiday. I usually go back to New York for Mother's Day and this is the first year that I haven't been able to do so because of the pandemic. I did FaceTime my mom and grandma today, it's always nice to be able to "see" them. It's so much better than just talking on the phone.
Today I have a review of what I like to call my pandemic bag. I haven't used one of my high end designer bags since this whole thing began a couple of months ago. I am just a little concerned with everything coming in and out of the house these days and prefer to use something I can easily wipe down or throw in the washing machine. Which is why I purchased Lululemon's Everywhere Belt Bag.
For reference I'm 4 feet 11 on a good day. I'm usually a size 4 in tops and bottoms.
Even though 'belt bag' is in the name, I prefer to wear this crossbody. Although I haven't really given it a fair shot wearing it around my waist. Maybe I will try it one of these days, just to see what it's like wearing a fanny pack!
This is my first bag from Lululemon. I have a backpack that my husband gifted me years ago, but this is the first bag I've purchased for myself from Lululemon. If not for the coronavirus, I doubt I would ever buy a belt bag, but I think this may be the new normal for a long time. This bag is perfect for doing quick errands. I throw it over my shoulder and get in the car without having to remove the bag from my body. Which is huge, because with all my other crossbody bags, I had to remove the bag from my shoulder getting in and out of the car. It becomes a real issue when you're trying not to touch anything these days. The bag doesn't even get in the way when I put my seatbelt on!
I picked this print because I was looking for something that was neutral but not plain black and I thought this pattern was interesting enough and easy to wear. There are two things I don't really love about this bag. One - the fabric catches all kinds of lint and cat hair! I had to use the lint roller to remove the cat hair and even so, some just wouldn't budge. As for keeping this bag clean, you can easily wipe it down. I use Lysol wipes.
The second thing I don't love is the buckle. It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be for such a tiny bag. I wish it was just a little smaller and sleeker so it would lay flush against my body. Once the bag is on, it doesn't bother me. It's just the initial adjustments with the strap length that the buckle is very noticeable.
The front of the bag opens up to a large compartment and a little mesh pocket on the side. I haven't used the mesh pocket yet. I mainly keep my two card cases and my phone in the main compartment. This bag actually fits a lot more than I thought it would. I could easily stash more items in here if need be.
The back of the bag has a zippered compartment. It's a little too small to fit my iPhone X. I keep my keys in the back compartment along with any receipts I get for the day. For $38, I think it's a very good value.
For those wondering what it looks like as a fanny pack, here you go. It actually doesn't look bad. Like I said, maybe one of these days I'll wear it this way just to see! As for now I really do like my little pandemic bag. That's what I'm calling it. If I bought another one, I think I would get a lighter color. Cherry tint is looking very pretty to me! What do you think of the Everywhere Belt Bag? Are you team A - Over My Dead Body, or Team B - Hey It's Practical! 😂
That's it for me! Hope you are all staying safe.
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